A Feast for the Eyes

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Possibly the Greatest Example of Uni-Watching Ever

You probably don’t realize this — I didn’t realize it myself until a few days ago — but today is a very special day in the annals of uni-watching. For it was 77 years ago today, on Feb. 14, 1937, that the single greatest piece of uni-watchery I’ve ever encountered was published. Today we . . . → Read More: Possibly the Greatest Example of Uni-Watching Ever

Two More Reasons to Ditch the Black

The photo you see above, from the Nov. 17 Baylor/K-State game, ran in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. Only problem is, Baylor didn’t wear green jerseys for that game — they wore black. Indeed, the original photo SI used, by US Presswire shutterbug Matthew Emmons, shows Baylor wearing black. But SI for . . . → Read More: Two More Reasons to Ditch the Black

Uni Watch Library: Memories and Dreams, Summer 2004

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If you become a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (not an inductee, but a paying supporter), one of your perks is a subscription to the Hall’s magazine, Memories and Dreams. The Summer 2004 issue of M&D had a uniforms theme, and Hall curator Tom Shieber recently provided me with a copy, the cover of which is shown above. About two-thirds of the issue’s articles are uni-related, so I’ve scanned those sections and will be sharing them with you here today.

One of the interesting things about the magazine is, frankly, how weak some of it is. I don’t mean that to sound harsh — a lot of my own uniform coverage was probably pretty weak back in the summer of 2004 (I hadn’t yet made the jump to ESPN, and this blog was still nearly two years from its inception). In the eight years since then, the availability of online information has grown exponentially, and the growth of web communities like Uni Watch has raised our level of knowledge and our standards for research and verification. We’ve also raised the profile of uni-watching in general. What was once viewed as a novelty is now taken seriously. I’m very happy about that, and you should be too — it’s something we’ve all accomplished together.

Okay, here we go, one article at a time, beginning with a small message on the inside front cover (for all of these, you can click to enlarge):

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